Yamaha Clavinova CSP-150
Unrivaled Capacity For Musical Expression
Clavinova is an innovative lineup of digital pianos that have continued to evolve while seeking to provide the touch and tone of a concert grand piano—the ultimate symbol of piano excellence. This authentic grand piano experience is the product of the knowledge and expertise that Yamaha has accumulated over more than 100 years of crafting acoustic pianos. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology to achieve grand piano quality, Clavinova digital pianos offer an inviting playing experience that is perfect for players of all levels. They emulate the touch and tone of a grand piano to make the transition from digital to acoustic piano a seamless and enjoyable one. The CSP will dispel any preconceptions you might have about playing the piano being a difficult, frustrating experience. The dedicated CSP app analyzes the music you want to play and then creates a piano accompaniment score for you. All you have to do is follow the Stream Lights! When you’re ready to take on the challenge of solo performance, the CSP offers built-in songs for immediate enjoyment, or additional songs for purchase from Yamaha MusicSoft. And even if you’re not confident in your own playing abilities, you can trust the Stream Lights to show you the way. CSP Clavinova offer unrivaled capacity for musical expression, with a huge variety of instrument voices that bely their simple, elegant exteriors. You can also enjoy ensemble sessions with rock or jazz bands, and even bossa nova orchestras, simply by assigning Styles. Want to sing as well? The CSP comes equipped with a mic input, and will even harmonize with you as you sing!
Smart Pianist Features
Smart Pianist features an “Audio To Score” function that automatically creates a piano accompaniment score from songs on your smart device, allowing you to enjoy playing along with your favorite tunes. Audio to Score uses songs saved on your smart device. Music accessed via subscription services is not compatible with this feature. Audio to Score feature is exclusive to Clavinova CSP. Enjoy accompaniment from a dynamic backing band, even when you’re playing by yourself. The accompaniment provides a wide variety of patterns across a range of genres to match your performance. You can also connect a microphone and sing along with harmony functions that allow you to automatically create a chorus backup for your performances, even when you’re singing alone.
World-Renowned Concert Grand Pianos
With two world-renowned concert grand pianos available at the touch of a button, the CSP Series lets you choose the perfect piano tone for the music you want to play. Offering far more than just sampled sounds, the CSP Series reproduces the Yamaha CFX concert grand and the legendary Bӧsendorfer Imperial in meticulous detail. Yamaha’s advanced binaural sampling technology is now available on the Clavinova. The technology uses samples from the CFX, Yamaha’s acclaimed concert grand piano, recorded with specialized microphones that capture locational information and other nuances discerned by the human ear. The resulting sound is so natural, so enveloping, that you’ll soon forget you’re even wearing headphones at all.
Add Significant Authenticity To Your Sound
The CSP-170 features hundreds of high-quality instrument Voices including “Natural!”, “Sweet!” and “Cool!” Voices sampled specially to compliment the instrument types. Yamaha’s Super Articulation Voices (SA) add genuine performance attributes of the real musical instruments as though they were being naturally performed by a virtuoso of that instrument instead of from the keys of a piano keyboard. Examples include “fret noise” or “body knocks” from a guitar or the “inhales”, “exhales” and glissandos from wind instruments. By simply varying your touch and playing techniques or using the pedals, SA voices will add significant authenticity to your sound. One of the defining features of a CSP Clavinova is the multitude of different Styles that can be controlled in real-time by playing chords on the keyboard. Accompaniment Styles introduce ensembles of virtual musicians to your performances in a variety of musical genres. From small jazz ensembles to full orchestras, you control what chords or harmony they play by what you play, plus you control the dynamic of the ensemble. Developed by professional session musicians from around the world, Styles add authentic, studio-quality backing players to your performances – even when you play by yourself.
Performance Feel That Makes You Forget You’re Playing A Digital Piano
The touch of the CSP-150 keyboard has been praised by pianists for a performance feel that makes you forget you’re playing a digital piano, offering authentic response to the force of your touch and a natural key return. Utilizing the same hammering system and spring-less mechanism as a grand piano, GH3X actions accurately reproduce the touch of an acoustic piano from the heavy feel in the lower register to the lighter touch in the upper octaves. The escapement mechanism in a grand piano moves the hammers away from the strings quickly after they strike them, in order to prevent any interference with string vibration. This mechanism produces a slight clicking sensation when the keys are pressed gently. Since Real Grand Expression offers players superb sound, touch and pedaling, we decided to create an escapement that delivers outstanding playability, repetition, and response without impeding performance. The Clavinova keyboards feature an escapement mechanism that reproduces this sensation near the bottom of the key dip. They have been designed in such a way that the click is discernible only on the lightest keystrokes, similar to the keyboard of a grand piano. These keyboards have been adjusted to provide additional friction that balances key repetition and response without impeding performance.
Yamaha Clavinova CSP-150 at a Glance:
- Keyboard: Graded Hammer 3X (GH3X) with 88 keys and synthetic ivory key tops
- Pressure point simulation
- CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial Grand Piano Sample
- 256 Voice polyphony
- 692 Voices + 29 Drum/SFX Kits incl. VRM and Super Articulation Voices
- 470 Accompaniment styles
- 403 Preset-Songs
- Stream light system
- Master EQ (5 presets + user)
- Vocal Harmony VH2
- Dual (Layer)/Split function
- Recording: SMF (format 0)
- Playback: SMF (format 0 & 1)
- XF – 16 tracks
- Key Cover
- 3 Pedals
- Music Stand
- Speaker system: 2x 30W